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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Aug 4, 2009 2:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wall of Sound question

i would imagine that 35 years worth of technological upgrades in soundsystems could fit the sonic deliverance of the Wall into a unit the size of an acorn today.


(hyperbole intended)

i wasnt there, but just saw Diana Krall at Tanglewood on July 4th, the sound system appeared quite small, yet she sounded like she was sitting right next to me along with each individual instrument. (jawdropping concert btw)


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Poster: spacedface Date: Aug 4, 2009 5:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wall of Sound question

You might check out the evolution of sound systems by Meyer Sound:

http://www.meyersound.com/news/press/prosnd3.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Meyer_%28audio_engineer%29

also UltraSound
http://www.meyersound.com/remember_dr_don/index.php

I wish I'da kept that GD gear book!

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Poster: Earl B. Powell Date: Aug 4, 2009 5:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wall of Sound question

Dire: Congrats on the Diana Krall show...Mrs Costello is an awesome pianist and jazz singer. I like that she doesn't use a pick up band, 'cause her band is awesome. I've got a great SBD of a show in St. Petersburg FL that's excellent and her DVD from Paris has been playing on the Ovation Network.

I might also mention she is H-O-T.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Aug 4, 2009 9:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wall of Sound question

gotta agree she is a fine looking woman and a great sexy smoky singing voice to go along with it. nice pic :)

did you get that sdb off of any of the torrent sites?? would love to d/l one if you remember which.

concert was absolutely unreal!!! especially with some A+ fireworks after the show. - first time i have seen her - my wife is a huge huge fan of hers. and you are DAMN right about her band (who i know very little about, but was very impressed to say the least)

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Aug 4, 2009 6:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wall of Sound question

Facially, she looks a bit like that other Elvis...

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Poster: Earl B. Powell Date: Aug 4, 2009 5:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wall of Sound question

....But not this hot baayyybeee....

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Poster: cosmic charlie dupree Date: Aug 4, 2009 2:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wall of Sound question

Good to "hear" that Krall sounded perfect. I figured I might be labeled an ignoramus for even asking the question. Obviously the Grateful Dead (not known to skimp on sound quality) migrated away from the Wall, and still delivered great sound, but my sense from others' personal accounts is that something was lost when they abandoned that system.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Aug 4, 2009 3:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wall of Sound question

i by NO means meant to imply that it was an ignorant question - my apologies if what i wrote came across as such. my hyperbole was not intended to be condescending. (there is oftentimes a failing of vocal inflection within the written word)

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Poster: cosmic charlie dupree Date: Aug 4, 2009 3:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wall of Sound question

Nope, not taken as an insult! I was actually saying I was relieved that at least you, the first responder, didn't give me a hard time about asking the question. Phew - glad that's resolved! OK, any more niceties and WT may want to add us to the "nice guy" list.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Aug 4, 2009 3:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wall of Sound question

"any more niceties and WT may want to add us to the "nice guy" list. "


if he does, i say we 'deck him' at our first opportunity. that incorrigible old twit ;)

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Poster: mcgannahan Date: Aug 4, 2009 2:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wall of Sound question

Grateful Dead Wall of Sound Specs
26,400 watts of continuous power via 44 amplifiers
586 JBL loudspeakers (15", 12" and 5")
54 Electrovoice tweeters
75 tons in weight (approximately)

who cared more about how they sounded to the audience than the dead? hell, they almost went broke trying to maintain it. i imagine the systems of today sound better and are more practical.